An officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has been knocked down and killed by a motorist in the Mile 12 area of Ketu, Lagos.
This was disclosed by the General Manager LASTMA, Engr. Olajide Oduyoye, who gave the name of the officer as Samson Olawale Akinmade.
He said the officer died in the early hours of Wednesday, January 27, 2021, after he was knocked down by the motorist who drove a blue-black Opel Space Bus with registration number AAA 74 GG.
Oduyoye said Akinmade was knocked down at Demurin Street junction inwards Mile 12 while controlling traffic, leaving him with head and body injuries.
He said the officer died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital where he was rushed after sustaining various degrees of injuries.
“This event is particularly sad because this was a young, intelligent and dedicated officer employed in the year 2019. He was very committed to his job but now he has been cut down in his prime by a careless and lawless driver, thereby depriving his family, the government agency, Lagos and Nigeria of a future leader in the making,” he said. (Punch)